Ludick takes honours at Sunridge tennis event

Neale Emslie

DESPITE being plagued by bad weather, the Sunridge Park women’s doubles tennis event was completed on Saturday, with the honours going to Hildy Ludick.

The format for the event was changed due to the number of entries and the respective strengths of the players, with each competitor playing four games with her partner and then four games with one of the opposition against her partner.

This resulted in a final individual list of the players, with Ludick ending on top by gathering 19 games altogether.

She was followed by Theresa Reynolds, Anneline Larsen, Paula Murray and Lolie Bradfield, who were tied for fourth, Lee-Anne de Kock, Jetsia Vermaak and Elmarie Vermaak.

Last month, the tournament was postponed by heavy rain and yesterday the players had to put up with strong wind and some drizzle.

However, tournament organiser Francois du Plessis said the players enjoyed the day and they were keen to keep the event on the EP calendar.

“The players battled with the elements, but we got through the tournament and it was enjoyed by all,” Du Plessis said.

“A lot of effort went into the event, with our many sponsors supporting us, so we were happy to get it all played.

“It is the only event in EP which caters purely for women’s doubles and we definitely want to keep it going.”

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